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Fairtrade in Stanford

FAIRTRADE - Guarantees a better deal for Third World Producers Do you want to ensure that the people who produce the things you buy get a fair wage? The Fairtrade Mark is your independent guarantee that internationally agreed standards of Fairtrade have been met.

The range of Fairtrade certified products available in the UK is growing all the time - currently over 500 retail and 200 catering products have been awarded the Fairtrade Mark. This includes fresh fruit, snack bars, sugar and footballs as well as the popular hot drinks and chocolate. The British public are becoming increasingly aware that they can influence working conditions and poverty in the developing world by choosing ethical products. Sales of Fairtrade products are growing at the impressive rate of almost 50% per year.

Faringdon became a Fairtrade Town in February 2004. Businesses, shops, churches and community organisations in and around Faringdon have all contributed to the growth of Fairtrade in the area.

What can you do?

Increase sales!
Ask at your local shops for fairly traded goods. Already some of these are stocked locally. Ask for a greater range to be included. When eating or drinking out, ask for Fairtrade tea and coffee.

Increase your own use!
Use fairly traded tea, coffee and other products at home. We think you'll like the taste! Introduce the use of Fairtrade tea and coffee at your club or society, or your place of work.

Fairtrade Products - image credit: The Fairtrade Foundation

Where to Find Fairtrade Products

The Co-op, High Street stocks a range of Fairtrade products, see the end of this article for a list.

Daily Bread delivers Fairtrade and organic goods to Stanford every two months. For more information contact Stan on 01604 621531 or visit

St Denys’ Church serves Fairtrade drinks after Sunday morning services, and on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. – 12 noon.

The Mustard Seed, Cornmarket
AfPiC, Cornmarket
Budgens, Marlborough Street
Portwell House Hotel, Market Place
Faringdon Coffee Shop, Market Place
Saddler’s Deli and Café, Market Place

For a full list of outlets see the Faringdon Fairtrade Guide, available from The Mustard Seed or visit the website

Oxfam, 30 Market Place
Sainsbury’s, Limborough Road
Waitrose, Wallingford Street

The Cornerstone, Savile Way
The Co-op, Savile Way

Stanford Fairtrade Mailing List

To receive occasional emails with Fairtrade news including new products and local events, send your email address to We will not pass your details on to anyone else, but we will need to store them on our computer.

Fairtrade Products stocked by Stanford Co-op

Co-op Fairtrade Chocolate cake
Co-op Fairtrade Chocolate mini rolls 6s
Co-op Fairtrade Chocolate brownies 4s
Co-op Fairtrade Mini flapjack bites 150g
Co-op Fairtrade sultana loaf each
Co-op Fairtrade muesli 500g
Co-op Christmas crackers with Fairtrade gifts (seasonal)

Fruit juice
Co-op Fairtrade orange juice drink 330ml
Fruit passion Fairtrade orange juice 1L
Fruit passion Fairtrade tropical juice 1L
Fruit passion Fairtrade Breakfast juice 1L

Co-op Fairtrade Chln carmenere 75cl
Co-op Fairtrade Chln oakd Semilon 75cl
Co-op Fairtrade Chln Shiraz Cab 3ltr
Co-op Fairtrade Cape affinity 75cl
Co-op Fairtrade Cape Unity 75cl
Co-op Fairtrade Cape Cabernet Sauvignon 75cl
Co-op Fairtrade Cape Chenin Blanc 75cl
Co-op Fairtrade Chln Merlot Rose 75cl
Thandi Chardonnay 75cl

Co-op Fairtrade Rich Roast Decaffeinated granules 100g
Co-op Fairtrade rich roast granules 100g
Co-op Fairtrade gold roast freeze dried decaffeinated 100g
Co-op Fairtrade gold roast freeze dried coffee 50g
Co-op Fairtrade medium roast granules 100g
Co-op Fairtrade gold roast freeze-dried coffee 100g
Co-op Fairtrade roast and ground after dinner coffee 227g
Co-op Fairtrade roast and ground decaffeinated coffee 227g
Co-op Fairtrade roast and ground Italian coffee 227g
Co-op Fairtrade roast and ground organic coffee 227g
Co-op Fairtrade roast and ground original coffee 227g
Co-op Fairtrade organic freeze dried 100g
Café Direct 5065 freeze-dried coffee 100g
Café Direct organic full roast coffee 227g

Tea Direct 80 tea bags 250g
Clipper 80 Fairtrade tea bags 250g

Drinking chocolate
Divine Fairtrade drinking chocolate 500g

Co-op Fairtrade milk chocolate 45g
Co-op Fairtrade crisp white chocolate 100g
Co-op Fairtrade milk chocolate 100g
Co-op Fairtrade dark chocolate 150g
Co-op Fairtrade crispy milk chocolate 150g
Co-op Fairtrade fruit and nut milk chocolate 150g
Co-op Fairtrade milk chocolate Easter egg 190g (seasonal)
Maya gold organic dark chocolate 100g
Divine Fairtrade Advent calendar (seasonal) 70g

Co-op Fairtrade golden granulated sugar
Co-op Fairtrade white granulated sugar

Fruit and vegetables stocked at Stanford Co-op are not generally Fairtrade but this could be reviewed if there is sufficient demand.


Further information is available from the following websites:

For a list of products which have been awarded the Fairtrade Mark in the UK and where to buy them, visit

The Trade Justice Movement:
Make Poverty History campaign: